Welcome to the group! As for suggestions and a "plan"..... From my experience I would suggest the following. Find yourself a bike that you really like. Read as much as you can here on brake set ups and safety precautions. Ask as many questions as you can. Have fun building! There is always someone here that can help you thru any roadblocks that will come up along the way. OH and...... take alot of pictures during your build, everyone will have a much easier time helping as well as admiring your achievments.